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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +465/308 ft
Total: 9 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pinhoti Trail: Sloppy Floyd

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#271 of 395 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#11,225 in the world

Trail is a pretty tough climb that starts off with an old Marble Mine/Waterfall that has a footbridge to explore it. Definitely a singletrack with a lot of big rocks and leaves covering it in the fall. This trail is pretty hard unless you're ready for a tough climb, but the downhills are even sweeter! Lots of good ramps and dips.

First added by ben_patrick on Nov 4, 2007. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From I-75, take Adairsville exit and go until it runs into US 27. Then take a right onto US 27 North, app. 10 miles. You will go up a small mountain and on your way down you'll see a big brown sign on the left that says Sloppy Floyd park, which is where you'll turn. Then you just stay straight on that road until it runs into the park. Ranger station will be on your right so you can find other trails as well.
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  • 74tommyboy
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    Rode this trail Sunday afternoon. Just like everyone stated, it's a pretty good climb. Other than that... it's pretty lame. Not technical in any form or fashion. Quite honestly, I thought it was rather boring. Won't be returning.

    This is basically all gravel / fire road. Not sure who stated this was a single track, it's not. There was also someone on the trail riding a horse.

    Also, if you decide to ride this trail, you will notice a big iron fence off to the right after the first big uphill fight. Stay to the left of the fence. If you go through the fence you will end up at a bunch of Cell Towers and find out that it is a dead end. I learned the hard way.

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  • GoldenGoose
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    Rode in the area today on the ~5 miles of single/double track Pinhoti trail that runs along the eastern side of the State park. The route mentioned in the directions has bikers starting inside the park and riding up the 1.5 mile Pinhoti "access trail" until they reach the actual Pinhoti itself. I wasn't sure if this "access trail" from inside the park was intended to be ridden by bikers or if it was for hikers only so I decided to park at the Mack White Gap parking lot off HWY 27 and ride the Pinhoti, in a southward direction, as an out and back instead. There was still a good amount of snow on the ground and things got a bit hairy at times because of it. Either way, this was still another section of sweet Pinhoti trail with great flow. A few rocky sections keep you on your toes like the stuff you'll find near the west side of Dalton, GA. But most of the trail feels like the Pinhoti you'll find farther to the east near Bear Creek. There are a lot of options for riding this section of trail: out and back, point to point, lollipop, or various loops.

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  • jrivardrdh
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    Two miles of hard climb to the top, reverse and come back down. Trail not maintained- fallen trees, over grown brush covers many parts of the trail, loose gravel from minor mountain slides. Very disappointed.

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  • danny_mcspadden
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    EXREME climb for the first couple miles when you get to the top it levels out not so hard but its still up and down be careful some of the climbs are on slick gravel and you may rut out and fall

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